Warner Bros. is reportedly working on a Suicide Squad spin-off for Harley Quinn. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie would star Margot Robbie and feature several female heroes and villains from the DC universe. Margot has apparently been the driving force in getting this project off the ground because of the research she did in becoming Harley for Suicide Squad which hits theaters in August.
Nintendo is working on another attempt to adapt Super Mario Bros for the big screen. The company president revealed the news to a Japanese newspaper that they are working with several production companies to create projects based on their games. He assured the newspaper that Nintendo would be more involved in the decision-making than they were back in 1993 when the original movie was released.
Marvel apparently changed the script for Iron Man 3 to get rid of a female villain because they didn’t think the toys would sell. Director Shane Black told Uproxx, “There was an early draft of Iron Man 3 where we had an inkling of a problem. Which is that we had a female character who was the villain in the draft. We had finished the script and we were given a no-holds-barred memo saying that cannot stand and we’ve changed our minds because, after consulting, we’ve decided that toy won’t sell as well if it’s a female. So, we had to change the entire script because of toy making. Now, that’s not Feige. That’s Marvel corporate, but now you don’t have that problem anymore.” Sir Ben Kingsley became the central villain as The Mandarin.
CBS allegedly passed on the new drama series, Nancy Drew, because it was “too female.” The decision has prompted the “#toofemale” hashtag to trend on social media with people pointing out shows with female protagonists that have worked out well including The Closer and Murder She Wrote. Other people have pointed out the success of Shonda Rhimes’ shows as proof that “skewing too female” is not an issue. The show is being shopped around to other networks.
It is safe to say that Angelina Jolie is not voting for Donald Trump. The Oscar winner delivered a speech in London on Monday (May 16th) about the refugee crisis on behalf of the U.N. where she said, “To me, America is built on people from around the world coming together for freedoms, especially freedom of religion. So it’s hard to hear this is coming from someone who is pressing to be an American president.” Angelina also called on all nations to “pull together” to help the millions of displaced people.
Police in Wilmette, Illinois successfully located Sinead O’Connor following her disappearance during a bike ride on Sunday. She never returned from the ride and the case is being viewed as a “missing suicidal.” Sinead reportedly chose to stay with friends which is why she never returned home after her ride.
Adele has released a sneak peek at the video for “Send My Love (To Your New Lover),” the third single from her monster-hit album 25. The record-shattering album has already sold more than 17 million copies since its release in November of 2015.
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